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Nintendo reveal Diablo III: Eternal Collection Switch bundle

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 43 mins ago

Nintendo and Blizzard have partnered up to bring Diablo fans that haven't already picked up a Switch, a Dibalo III themed Switch bundle. Introducing the Diablo III: Eternal Collection Nintendo Switch bundle, only available at GameStop stores.

 

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This isn't the firs time we are seeing a Nintendo Switch bundle specifically themed to a certain game, just last month it was revealed that Nintendo would also be giving the same treatment to the coming Pikachu & Eevee Pokemon games. Nintendo also announced that a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle was also on the way, each of these bundles are very similar, the only real differences is the silhouettes change to the respective game.

 

Looking towards the Diablo III: Eternal Collection now, from the above image we can see that players that decide to pick up the bundle will be receiving a Diablo III themed dock and Switch. The bundle will also be "including all Dibalo III content" and also comes with a Diablo III Edition Switch carrying case. It should also be noted, players that pick up this bundle will also be receiving a bunch of in-game bonuses, some of which include a variety of items from The Legend of Zelda series, such as Ganondorf Transmog armor, a companion Cucco pet and a Golden Triforce Portrait Frame.

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Black Ops 4 physical sales down 50% compared WWII

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 43 mins ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has just released and as everyone who decided to pick up the game tries to decide whether they want to jump into the classic multiplayer, zombies or blackout. We will be taking a look at the physical sales of the title.

 

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Within the first weekend of the UK boxed sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it appears that physical sales are down 50% when compared to Call of Duty: WWII. Going back to Black Ops III, we can see a massive 59% in physical sale drops, making this the weakest physical sale launch for the Call of Duty franchise since 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

 

This is not really surprising at all, since most players are now looking towards digital purchasing options when it comes to games as it is much more convenient. A prime example of this is the fact that 58% of physical sales were on PS4, Xbox One came in with 41% and PC held the remainder. These figures show that most PC gamers stuck to the convenience of buying a digital copies through the Battle.net client or other services, while console gamers decided physical copies of their games could be more worthwhile. If you are interested in the digital sales, check out our breakdown here.

Mega Man 11 only had around 40 developers in the team

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 43 mins ago

Mega Man 11 released not to long ago now and despite the games popularity the development team may not be as big as you would think. Recent information has revealed that the team only consisted of around 40 people.

 

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A recent interview with Producer of Mega Man, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya says that the original concept of a new Mega Man game was contrived back in the Spring of 2016. He says the idea was sourced from Koji Oda, a veteran producer at Capcom. With ideas now flying around at Capcom, Tsuchiya said he was tasked with the market research to determine whether Mega Man fans wanted a brand new entry into the series. It was concluded that fans wanted a "a new, full-fledged entry in the original Mega Man series."

 

During the interview, Tsuchiya was asked about the scale of the development team, the producer responded with "Around 40 people. A rather small number compared to recent development teams." This showcases that Capcom didn't really give the development team a large budget, but despite the lacking in budget the team pulled through with a very well received title which has overall satisfied Mega Man fans on all platforms. Mega Man 11 is currently available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Fortnite leak showcases a soon to be released gifting system

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 43 mins ago

It appears a leak has surfaced for Epic Games' battle royale title Fortnite, according to the leak players will soon be receiving a brand new gifting system.

 

 

The above video comes from Twitter user Jaren who is showcasing to us a new gifting system found through Fortnite. From the video we can see the uncompleted system, Jaren wasn't able to buy the gift for his friend but when looking towards his friend icons it says "this friend can receive gifts in 8 more days!", which suggests that there will be an official announcement for this gifting system soon.

 

At the beginning of the year, Epic Games released February patch notes and they said "If you're feeling generous, we have a feature on the horizon just for you." I don't know about you but that sounds an awful lot like a gifting system and now with these video surfaces I'd expect Epic Games to make an announcement any day now. Fortnite is currently available on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. For more information regarding the battle royale experience, visit the official Fortnite website here.

A re-introduction into Old School RuneScape: New/Old players

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 43 mins ago

If you have been around the MMO or RPG gaming scene you have most likely played or heard of a classic game called RuneScape. RuneScape is coming back to life and with an ever-growing community, the developer Jagex, is on the cusp of the games official mobile launch. So, I thought I'd give a quick re-introduction to new and returning players.

 

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For those players that have never heard about RuneScape before and have no idea what it is, the game is an MMORPG that was originally released back in 2001 by Andrew Gower. RuneScape quickly picked up quite the amount of players, numerous updates were rolled out and the game eventually hit its peak in 2007. More updates were pushed out after RuneScape 2, and after the 'Evolution of Combat' update the game had a detrimental split in the community between players that enjoyed the classic system and others that enjoyed the updated one. This eventually resulted in a legacy server being rolled out in 2013 based on a fan vote receiving over 50,000 signatures.

 

Gameplay wise, RuneScape is most likely a MMO that you have never seen before, it is very much unique in its own regard. Despite is very poor graphics, it comes with a sense of freedom as it is completely up to each player to determine how they will play the game and what they will complete. There is no classes and everyone has the exact same 23 skills putting each player on an equal playing field. Skill training is very long but cannot be bought with real-world-money, players set their own progression goals and can choose whether they complete them or move onto another goal. RuneScape is about setting your own goals and completing them however fast or as slow as you would like. You are in control.

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COD: Black Ops 4 launch day sales on PC up 100% over 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 28 mins ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched over the weekend, with Activision already coming out saying Black Ops 4 has broken sales records with the game reaching a "new franchise high" in more ways than one.

 

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This is first Call of Duty game to ever be released on Battle.net on the PC, with previous games in the COD franchise being released on Steam. This is a gigantic difference as Activision owns Blizzard, and thus have their own digital distribution software in Battle.net and its current roster of massive games from Blizzard. We're talking about Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Diablo... just to name a few.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the first game in the series to include a battle royale mode, something that totally exploded last year with the release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and continued and got even bigger with Fortnite late last year, and especially this year. Blackout is the battle royale mode in COD: Black Ops 4, and I think that's why PC gamers have been flocking to the game. It is a super-polished PUBG where it runs super-smooth on most gaming PCs, providing a COD-infused battle royale game mode that feels, plays, and acts great.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 could rock huge 6.66-inch display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 13 hours, 11 mins ago

Samsung is going to have the biggest year of all time in 2019, with the company hyping up the release of the world's first foldable smartphone that will act as a tablet in your pocket, but there's also the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, and their 10-year anniversary of launching the Galaxy range of devices. 2019 is going to be huge.

 

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But now there's new rumors on the larger-than-life next-gen Galaxy Note 10 which will reportedly ship with a huge 6.66-inch panel, with Samsung summoning the devil with its new Super AMOLED display. This is a chunk larger than the 6.4-inch panel on the Galaxy Note 9, and larger than the iPhone XS Max with its 6.5-inch display. There will also be the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to content with.

 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ is said to have a 6.44-inch display, while the normal Galaxy S10 will reportedly have a 5.8-inch panel which is the same as the S9, while the S9+ rocks a 6.2-inch panel.

Cyberpunk 2077 team won't 'artificially' extend playtime

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 11 mins ago

Cyberpunk 2077 enjoyed a super-huge gameplay reveal a couple of months ago now, and while developer CD Projekt Red has said that the game probably won't arrive exactly how we've seen it, it'll be close.

 

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But now Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Miles Tost has been interviewed with Gaming Bolt, where he was asked if CDPR had any apprehension showing the huge 50-minute gameplay trailer to the game after the controversy behind The Witcher 3 and its downgrades. Tost said that wasn't a big consideration for the team, where he said: "The demo gameplay video was recorded from a work in progress version of the game and we were a bit uncertain if we should release it to the general public as we didn't want to commit to any particular design. A lot can change between now and launch, but you can be certain that we're not going to release a game we're not happy with".

 

What type of gameplay mechanics will we see in Cyberpunk 2077, well Tost said it was "too early to talk about that". He added: "If it makes sense, and if we could pull it off in a way that feels organic and meets our quality standards, then maybe. But we're certainly not going to be artificially extending the playtime by pushing more content into the game. If it can add to our story-driven experience in a meaningful way, we're not closed off to anything. Personally, I think our strength lies in creating handcrafted experiences".

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Dell's 49-inch ultra-wide monitor rocks 5120x1440 resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 15 hours, 7 mins ago

Dell has just unveiled the world's first 49-inch dual-QHD curved monitor, with a super-awesome design and features, but it's the huge 5120x1440 native resolution that will blow peoples minds.

 

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The new Dell UltraSharp U4919DW is a huge 49-inch monitor that offers the same pixel real estate as two 27-inch 1440p displays, with Dell using an IPS panel and throwing in a built-in KVM switch (keyboard/video/mouse) that lets you use multiple PCs all plugged into a single display. The built-in KVM switch means you don't need multiple keyboards and mice plugged in, as you can plug two sources into the Dell UltraSharp U4919DW and then use a single keyboard and mouse.

 

There's a boat load of connectivity, with Dell including the expected DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, USB Type-C connectivity (which will also charge your smartphone), and more. We have 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, 99% sRGB color gamut, the aforementioned built-in KVM, and more.

 

Dell will have the new UltraSharp U4919DW on sale in the US starting October 26, with prices beginning at $1699.

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COD: Black Ops 4 emotes let gamers peak around corners

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 3 mins ago

Peekaboo, I see you...

 

Yeah, that's probably what a bunch of people are saying in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 when they're using the character emotes to look around corners and shoot your ass dead. How is this happening? Well, publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are working on that.

 

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COD: Black Ops 4 was only released a few days ago now but this new bug allows players to enter a third-person perspective, with an unlocked camera. This means in multiplayer games players using this bug can see opponents with near God mode-like vision, which is a huge tactical advantage in the new Blackout battle royale game mode that debuted in Black Ops 4.

 

This 'bug' is not new as it has a name of 'emote peeking' that sees players using emotes to peak around corners, over structures and obstacles like cars. This has been done before in Destiny 2, another Activision game, which saw players changing to third-person mode using emotes. This let them see around corners, ruining the multiplayer side of the game.

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